First County Bank Foundation

First County Bank Foundation Grants $21,000 to New Canaan Nonprofits

Sara Tucker, Nicole Konaman, Stacy Gendels and Caroleigh Evarts of New Canaan Mounted Troop were presented with a $2,500 grant from First County Bank Foundation by David VanBuskirk, AVP, Business Banking at First County Bank. New Canaan Mounted Troop provides equestrian therapeutic programs for youth with special needs.

Sara Tucker, Nicole Konaman, Stacy Gendels and Caroleigh Evarts of New Canaan Mounted Troop were presented with a $2,500 grant from First County Bank Foundation by David VanBuskirk, assistant vice president, business banking at First County Bank. New Canaan Mounted Troop provides equestrian therapeutic programs for youth with special needs.

We are pleased to announce that the First County Bank Foundation has recently awarded six New Canaan-based nonprofit groups a total of $21,000 in grants to support these organizations with their mission to provide needed services in local communities. First County Bank Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary and has awarded individual grants worth over $7.5 million since its inception in 2001.

“First County Bank Foundation is celebrating its 15th Anniversary of supporting community-based charitable organizations which provide essential services to improve the lives of people in the local communities they serve,” said Reyno A. Giallongo, Jr., president of First County Bank Foundation. “It’s exciting to be part of an organization which works together with these charities to ensure basic needs are met.”

First County Bank Foundation granted Waveny Life Care Network $5,000 for their elder care programs and $5,000 to Getabout, for their senior rides program. In addition, First County Bank Foundation granted $2,500 to The Community Fund of New Canaan for their local programs, $2,500 to New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc., for their therapeutic riding and horsemanship program for people with special needs, $3,500 to Silvermine Arts Center for their Art Partners outreach program to under-resourced schools and $2,500 to Arts for Healing for music and creative arts therapy programs for people with special needs.

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